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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Bates White Economic Consulting


Summer Analyst

September 19, 2015

Bates White Economic Consulting

1300 Eye Street NW

Suite 600

Washington, DC 20005

Dear Ms. Benson,

I am writing to express my interest in the Summer Consultant position at Bates White Economic Consulting. In my time at XXXXX, I’ve developed a passion for competition economics, and learned about your company while following the attempted merger between Comcast and Time Warner. I found Joseph Farrell’s analysis of the merger so insightful, especially his takedown of Comcast’s argument that the acquisition would promote economies of scale in the telecommunications sector. I would thrive in an environment that teaches me the empirical methods to pursue my interest in antitrust litigation.

As a freshman at XXXX, I was nominated for the Undergraduate Writing Consultant program, a position that recognizes forceful writing and editing skills. In my time as a consultant, I have worked with over fifty students to craft detailed revision schemes for assignments. My experience has taught me the importance of clear communication to elevate an argument, a lesson that guides all of my personal and professional endeavors.

I approach every problem with a creative flair, grounded in comprehensive research. Recently, I started a company that diverts food waste towards value adding enterprises. Developing this model required me to address core issues in an agriculture system that generates waste to protect profit margins. After immersing myself in the intricacies of North Carolina’s agricultural sector and pinpointing the competing incentives of the actors in the supply chain, I created a solution that minimizes costs for all involved. I can bring this commitment to business modeling grounded in empirical analysis to Bates White.

I am so enthusiastic about the prospect of leveraging my skills to succeed as a Summer Analyst. If you have any questions regarding my candidacy, please contact me at XXXXXX or XXXXX. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to the opportunity of interviewing with Bates White.



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